Sunday, December 16: Third Sunday of Advent
Lighting of the Advent Candles
9:00 a.m. Celebrate Christmas Worship
9:30 a.m. Sunday School for preschool – 5th grade
Grade school children will be brought to the patio at 10:15 a.m.
10:10 a.m. Adult Education What’s So Amazing About Grace? adult ed room
10:45 a.m. Celebrate Christmas Worship (11:15 children’s program, preschool – 5th)
Celebrate Christmas is our annual festival of music, combining our choir, praise team, band, and orchestra in a joyful offering of beautiful songs in many styles, including traditional carols. You’re invited to sing along, listen in, or both, in what many call “my favorite service of the year.” It’s a great Sunday to invite a friend to join you!
Scripture: Philippians 4:4-7
Sermon: Prepare the Way: Rejoice!
Is joy dependent on happiness, or is it something deeper?
Our Session is offering the following opportunities to respond to the border crisis:
For legal asylum seekers who have been lawfully admitted to the United States, we are collecting personal hygiene items such as diapers in every size, soap, toothpaste, shampoo, hand sanitizers, feminine hygiene products, underwear (men, women, and children), etc. These are people from all over the world who have very little as they wait for their families or sponsors to shelter them.
To meet humanitarian needs of migrants in shelters in Tijuana, CPC is collecting money to donate funds to the Mexican Red Cross, as recommended by San Diego Presbytery pastors and leaders who have been in Tijuana in recent days. Our funds have more purchasing power in Tijuana, and there are limitations on the amount of goods that can be transported across the border. Make your gift to CPC marked “Border” and 100% of your donation will go to the Mexican Red Cross for food, shelter, health and hygiene items.
Angel Tree: Please return your gifts for needy families at La Mirada School this Sunday, December 16. You may wrap them (or place them in a gift bag) but please attach the “angel” with the child’s name!
Please remember the church in your year-end giving. Among the many worthy causes at Christmastime is CPC, the place for grace that we call home. As you know, we’ve stretched our budget this year, so your over and above year end gift is especially important in 2018!